Vegas Golden Knights vs. Ottawa Senators Game Preview

Victor TrejosHockey, NHL

Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson, and the Vegas Golden Knights will face off against Thomas Chabot, Mark Stone, and the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre for an East-West tilt. The game gets started at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 8, and fans at home can catch it live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

Vegas Golden Knights at Ottawa Senators Odds


With a -150 moneyline, Vegas heads into the contest as the heavy favorite. The line for Ottawa sits at +130 and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).

Ottawa is 6-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is fairly close to the 28-54 record the team posted during the 2017-18 season campaign. Among its 15 games this season, 11 have gone over the total, while two have gone under and just two have pushed. The team’s 5-4 SU at home so far this year.

The Senators have converted on 27.1 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s good enough for eighth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 28th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 70.0 percent of all penalties.

With a .909 save percentage and 33.0 saves per game, Craig Anderson (six wins, eight losses, and three OT losses) has been the primary option in goal for Ottawa this season. If head coach Guy Boucher decides to give him the night off, however, the team might go with Mike McKenna (1-1-1 record, .838 save percentage, 7.11 goals against average).

Vegas has lost 6.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 6-9 straight up (SU). A total of 10 of its games have gone under the total, while five have gone over and none have pushed. As the visiting team, the Golden Knights are 2-6 SU so far.

The Golden Knights have converted on just 11.8 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked eighth overall and it’s successfully defended 82.5 percent of all penalties.

Marc-Andre Fleury (.901 save percentage and 2.47 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Vegas. Fleury is averaging 21.7 saves per game and has six wins, seven losses, and one OT loss to his credit.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions


Pick: SU Winner – Senators, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • After putting up a 4-3 record in games decided by a shootout last year, the Golden Knights are off to a 1-1 start in shootouts this season. The Senators were 2-7 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.
  • For both of these clubs, the game went over the total in four of their past five outings.
  • Vegas skaters have accounted for the fourth-most hits in the league (26.7 per game), but that number’s down to just 21.0 hits over their last five away games.